Friday, October 9, 2020


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


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The things we keep: Objects  3 Nov. 2020.   plus more..

[Records-Access-Alerts] (Ireland) Irish B.M.D records Online for Free

Irish birth and marriage certificates from as far back as 1864 are now available for free online and death certificates between 1878 and 1968 are also available.  The records were made available by a joint initiative from the 

Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in 2019.


Historical registers of marriages, births and deaths are available to view for free on the website

and covers births from 1864 to 1918, deaths from 1878 to 1968, and marriages from 1864 to 1943.


The new additions include: deaths in 1967 and 1968, births in 1917 and 1918, and marriages from 1864 to 1869 and 1942 to 1943.


The digitization of the records has been carried out by the Civil Registration Service and by members of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, who prepared and uploaded the records.


Ireland’s Social Protection Minister and the Minister for Culture both said the Civil Registration Service “one of the State’s essential services and one of the greatest resources for those establishing their family histories. 

Providing this open and free access to older records and registry entries will further support the efforts of many family historians throughout the world.”


The General Register Office is working on updating even more records.  Plans are in place to extend the digitalization of death certificates by 14 years to 1864, while there are also plans to update almost 20 years

of marriage records. Soon, marriages as far back as 1845 will be available to view online.

To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Permission is granted to republish/post or summarize this alert provided that attribution be given to the IAJGS Records Access Alert.


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and from my blogs...

Headlines Of Old

Convicts assigned and transferred.. May 1832.. Trove Tuesday 6th Oct 2020. These entries include the date of arrival, name, ship, occupation .. person assigned to and place. A great benefit when trying to trace your convict ancestor or to simply follow the trail of a name of interest.

That Moment in Time

FRIDAY FOSSICKING..2nd Oct 2020, abandoned WWII structures New Zealand, images WWII veterans, discover hidden Hawkesbury, fountain of youth, sea pork, grave tales, AZTECS & colonial epidemics, myths & legends of Giant’s Causeway, northern lights, book reviews, free research in TROVE, videos, Nights of Old London, Tasmania’s whale stranding, ‘best’ genealogy podcasts and so much more…

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Brisbane, Toowong

With thanks to Kym Hyson

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This will pass.


  1. Lots to see here. I loved the genie lamps! And of course my Holds list at the library has increased yet again. Thank you dear Chris.

  2. Those genie lamps fascinate me.. Memories of Mum teaching me to read with Aladdin's lamp stories, before I started school.
    As for a Hold List, that would be many great books and only one lifetime.. Thanks for your comment and support, Alex.


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